Monday, January 23, 2012

The Social Networks of Superheroes

In two great articles by Samuel Arbesmans, "The Inbreeding Coefficient of Superheroes," for Wired and the Social Networks of Superheroes for The Atlantic, Sam compares the statistics of relationship making in fictional worlds to the real-world ones.

The result?  Surprisingly not so different from the dynamics of our own mating habits and social interactions.  (Though, I really would like to take a closer look at a Facebook for Superheroes.  Why was no one created this alt?site  Get to work nerds!).

Kudos to Sam, for including an annotated version (above) of the X-Men Family Tree (Joe Stone's original here).

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